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Lisa Long at Mind the Product

Taking Your Product Across Cultures by Lisa Long

The commercial world is littered with the wreckage of international expansion plans gone awry, whether it’s the $2 billion that US discount retailer Target misguidedly spent thinking Americans and Canadians are the same, Tesco’s failure to understand US shopping habits with its Fresh & Easy brand or the failure of the HP digital magazine Pivot […]

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Jeff Gothelf at Mind the Product

Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice […]

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Tim Harford at Mind the Product

The Unplayable Piano: How Frustration Makes Us Creative

Behavioural Economist and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford gave us a fascinating presentation on why frustration makes us creative, and why we should sometimes embrace the messiness around us at this year’s #mtpcon. Harford began with the story of a 1975 performance by jazz pianist Keith Jarrett at the Cologne Opera House when, as the […]

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Simon Cross at Mind the Product

Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

Facebook product manager Simon Cross chose to talk what has influenced his theories of product management at this year’s London #mtpcon, giving the audience some constructive advice and leaving them with some food for thought. Cross has spent most of his six years with the company working on developer products and is currently working on […]

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Elizabeth Churchill at Mind the Product

Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill, a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users. At this year’s London #mtpcon, Churchill, who is a psychologist by training, gave a presentation full of insight and practical takeaways, […]

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Mind the Product Conferences 2017

We’re thrilled to announce our 2017 dates for #mtpcon – and in plenty of time for you to add them to your plans (and budgets!) for next year: San Francisco, June 13 Mind the Product San Francisco will return to the stunning Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in the heart of the Civic Center on […]

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